Friday, September 05, 2003

Another good thing about the blogosphere

All I need to do is mention I am in Berlin, and one of my regular readers immediately e-mails me a list of interesting things to see and do in the city. This is really nice. Thanks Alan.

Another interesting thing about Berlin, is that somehow the West feels a little like Sydney and the east like Melbourne. Partly this is because the west is richer, more brash, and a little more western in a franchised chain stores consumerist way, and the east feels a little more bohemian and studenty, and full of cafes, cheap restaurants and trendy stores. Mainly, though, it is that the east has an extremely extensive tram network and the west doesn't. Keeping the tram lines was one of the few things that the east got right.

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